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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
really a city's cover to rake next stra cash. >> and teaming up to catch some crooks. the new bay area tactic to bust the bad guys. >> also, how shopping malls are coming up with some creative new ways to combat the competition from online retailers. [s[man] no one told her,right?a. [son]hi! [mom screams] sunset neighborhood - buried under a layer of concrete. but as allen martin sh >>> it's a complaint that goes back several years. san francisco's sunset neighborhood buried under a layer of concrete. but as allen martin shows us, the city thinks it has a new solution >> it might be. the city tried issuing fines people happily paid them so now a new strategy. offer homeowners over $1,000 worth of yardwork for just a few hundred dollars. >> reporter: in a city famed for its landscape of soft green hills, the sunset district is, well, just a little bit harder. >> there's definitely a lot of concrete. you don't see a lot of gardens. >> reporter: of course, there are some exceptions. >> it's a small piece. but we enjoy it. >> reporter: a small piece where some blocks seem to be paved
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm PST
about the general offhand that's other city departments they pay for electricity and if the full increase is granted would that be significant. >> it's an opportunity yes. >> what are - >> i wouldn't tell but there are plans for improvements that have to be deferred. >> i'd be interested in knowing what that goes up to it's speculative you know, i could envision a scenario where there's increases in the general funds and that money went everywhere but for street lights. seems like there's been a pretty low prioritization >> yeah. the 389 is not the al all-time low while islam i've been involved it's higher than it has been. >> it's embarrassing supervisor kim. >> i have a couple of of questions i wasn't following the slides on slide lifting i want to clarify the yellow are the pg&e and what's the red. >> the yellow and red are the series loops and the red where the loops where pg&e had programmed in 2012. >> so when there's a breakdown in one part of the loop it's not going to impact the rest of the loop 92? >> when the loop is converted the whole loop is improved. the old style
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
know this is a long standing issue of overnight vehicles parking in the city and we also previously stated the impact that were caused by them throughout the city in our original policy and proposal report. we have a number of tools to manage parking in the city and we use them judiciously and appropriatelly but none of these tools was adequate in effectively addressing the over sized vehicle parking in the neighborhoods. the board of supervisors sometime asked us to take a look at the issues to see if there is any new options that we haven't considered to bring forward for consideration. based on the surveys we have done and also analysis with the conversations with the various stake holders, we came back with a simple parking restriction tool. that is to prohibit the parking of over sized vehicles longer than 22 feet or taller than 7 feet from parking between midnight and 6:00 a.m.. this includes trailers and other extensions of vehicles that you see out in the street. the board of supervisors adopted this tool as section 7.2.54 of the transportation code last fall. the board of d
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
lines getting replaced in the city. there is a lot of work right now for a lot of people, we are getting less and less bidders bidding for our projects now. >> that's something to watch. that's a real concern if that becomes a common occurrence. >> that's why we pay for this stuff. thank you for that explanation. i will move the item. >> okay. it's been moved. 8e, is there a second. >> second. >> any further discussion. >> i will call for public comment on 8 e. all in favor say, "aye". >> aye >> the motion carries. next item 8 h. >> too approve item 79. >> the reason i bring that up, it's not that much money is that we are collecting every month instead of every other month. it seems like quite an increase. >> this increase is because of the frequency doubling and the rate being charged here has been flat since 2009 and it would be an extension of that rate since 2009 observing the double collections and allow our new request for quote in the oncoming year. we have made great progress to doing additional website work with for our customers and look forward to rolling that out ove
Dec 5, 2013 10:30am PST
francisco are extraordinary ly lucky to have a rich a array of healthcare in this city for example i might live next door to a dr.'s office but i might not be able to seek care there. next we know that the demand on healthcare resources are going to be pushed to the brink actually but in san francisco we're probably better prepared than many other municipalities because of the healthy san francisco program and other programs that have existed in the city for a long time. there are certain populations that have higher rates of health disparities in our city so hoping it will guide the right kind of health facilities to those that need them and we have a diverse population here and providers who have been providing care to our -- in terms of land use projects of a medical nature it looks like san francisco is on track to meet resident's evolving health needs. now i'll turn the presentation over to claudia florez planning department. >> i'm going to cover the recommendations components of the plan in which came out of the data analysis for which lori gave you the highlights. the recom
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
and cities facing huge debt problems. the fights are charged with more skirmishes to come in court, but this week's action may be changing the landscape. the battle over the public employee pension crunch in illinois-- the nation's worst-- came to a head yesterday, as state lawmakers voted to eliminate a $100 billion unfunded liability. it passed with bipartisan support, although the votes were close, and some were more enthusiastic than others. >> i think it's a win-win and the excuses i'm hearing from people who don't want to support it don't add up to me. >> this is hard for a lot of people in our state so it's not something that i feel joy about. >> woodruff: the measure cuts cost-of-living increases for current and future retirees and raises the retirement age for those under 45. many aren't happy about it. >> when you've been employed by the state for 20 years and you're counting on your benefits being "x" and there is a possibility that that nest egg that you've been counting on is going to be reduced as a result of pension reform it's a bit daunting. >> woodruff: governor p
Dec 7, 2013 4:30am PST
less known as pace. it's a financing structure that will allow san franciscans at no cost to our city st. to have refume upgrades to property homeowners in san francisco. it's the special pinsz that will help prevent energy efficient upgrade and a spreading e spraifd the cost recovery over the life the unit. it will help to finance upgrades through the property assessment and the capita will be priority by private entities would no financial risk to our at the center everyday we're here fortunately in lieu of to witness the clean up air energy economy we know this could trigger a market transformation for the evolution we're witnessing but in order to unleash the potential we must provide the cat lift for a are you unnecessarily product and services. that catalyst as i mentioned it green finance sf. we've seen other parts of the state here in california that have adapted pace programs like in riverside county and have each year the positive impacts. we know the stories of individual that have benefited from the pace programs. we know those upgrades can save money for crucial home impr
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
american cities demanding the federal minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. our report from joe fryer in los angeles. >> reporter: fast food workers walked off the job today pushing for the first federal minimum wage increase in four years. they braved frigid temps in denver and rainy weather in atlanta while protesters in other cities simply moved their chants inside. >> catching like wildfire all throughout the country. nobody's ever really seen anything like this. >> reporter: sandy velazquez skipped her shift at a mcdonald's in los angeles. >> yes, i was nervous. >> reporter: she has three children. about 25% of all fast food workers are raising kids. >> sometimes they can, mom, can you buy me this and i don't have enough money. >> reporter: like 52% of fast food workers she relies on some public assistance. >> i work hard. when i get my paycheck at the end of the week, it's not enough to survive. it's like an insult. >> reporter: mcdonald's employee steven rojas says he can't find a job in his field. at 23 years old, half the workers had his age. >> $8 is not cutting it. >> reporter
Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
. new at 11:00 the city of san jose gets a new police chief, and it's a recognizable name. nbc bay area's bob riddell live in san jose joins us with the very latest. good morning, bob. >> good morning to you, laura. acting san jose police chief larry escoval seen here about an hour and a half ago at city hall, has been in a closed session meeting with the mayor and the rest of the city council where he was officially appointed the permanent police chief of san jose. this according to one of the councilmen who just spoke with moments ago. he is a veteran of the force, 28 years. eight of those years spent as a member of the swat team. he has been acting chief for almost a year now leading a department that is suffering from low morale because of significant cutbacks in recent years. >> it's a big challenge, so we'll have to wait and see. i think from my perspective, he has done an excellent job in very difficult circumstances, and i think he will do a great job as the permanent chief. >> he has already implemented significant changes during a short time at the top over the summer whe
Dec 5, 2013 12:30am PST
shuffle is how positive this contract is in terms of what it's going to deliver to the city. my question is really -- i don't know, this took a long time to get here and i'm glad that we're here and we're going to actually have good meters throughout the city because most of the city now still has coin operated meters and it's really -- it makes it harder for people to pay. i know that when you transition to the credit card meters and the remote reloading meters, you end up increasing meter revenue and decrease ticket revenue and that's a positive thing. people can decide that they're going to park and pay and they know what they're going the pay and they don't have to have sort of the anger that people -- and the surprise that people get when they get hit with the 75 or 90 dollar ticket, so i think this is long overdue, i'm glad that all of the meters, the coin meters as well as the original generation of credit card meters which have some issues are all going to be replaced with new technology. it's going the make it easier for people to park at meters, they're going to be able to quic
Dec 9, 2013 3:30pm PST
we're in the middle of an affordable housing crisis and a sfleeksz this city. we want to make sure we're doing everything we can. we're looking forward to making sure we can keep resident in this city. we're dramatically changing the population of this city it's almost happening overnight. i have so many people i know movie out of sfr san francisco and many people facing eviction it's in the core central part of the city but it's happening all across san francisco. i have two measure here today. that we hope will prospectively be able to preserve affordable housing and place disincentives open the places in san francisco. we have our planning the president here to describe it. i have two co- sponsor i want to thank. sxhooemz and commissioner antoine and jeremy paul r powell in my office has done a great deal as well as the planning adapt has worked a year open developing the legislation as well. and spent several times in the planning commission to be heard. also in the audience is tom who is part of the ideas behind those two pieces of legislation coming forward today. the first o
Dec 8, 2013 8:30am PST
success of this program. she encompass around city hall waving her $4 bill and letting everyone or everyone know the benefits. over the past years her effort has helped us install over 1 point and 64 solar pages it's $3.3 million in energy savings that 26 thousands of hours of job training and over 10 thousand emissions prevented in the environment. we provided the largest solar providing 13 homeowners where over 3 kilowatts in one day. i'd receive called if homeowners saying they've got a 24 hour notice their bill is do you in one day they're making decisions to pay the bills or eat. this is helping the east side they no longer have to worry about co-op their their lights on. a grandmother received the solar panel and she went to school and kathy her class on this magical system that went on her grandmothers roof. it sits outside and the convert tells him how much their saving. her solar system sleeps in the evening she said and wamdz in the morning. solar panels are roll out of reach for 26 thousand i don't have that money. necessary e my parents were the receipts and they have t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
you. thank you for taking the time to talk. >> in 1990, nelson mandela visited new york city. thousands gathered in harlem to hear him speak. jonathan martin is there to tell us about that and what the scene is like tonight. >> a lot of people remember it like it was yesterday, they remember the day in 1990 when the new york city mayor invited nelson mandela to the city. one of the first places he stopped was in harlem. there was a lot of anticipation, excitement, thousands of people came. earlier tonight the apollo theatre had a mark key lit up. the lights went out. it said, "in memory of nelson mandela we remember and love you." a lot of people remember when he came in 1990 it was a big part of the visit. it said welcome home mr and mrs nelson mandela. one of the people who remembered that was the historian, mr billy mitchell. we talked about what that day was like in his memory. >> he was fully aware that all the people from civil rights fighters and to have his preps here, it meant a lot to all of us coming up out of problems. we were going through housing, education, thi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
striking. in 100 cities they are striking, demanding pay. today's strikes are the latest move in a campaign that started last summer. the medium wage is slightly more than $900. >> the workers live in poverty, working in conditions. >> more than two and a quarter americans have non-management jobs with the top 10 fast food chains. anti-government forces, and the post soviet leaders issued solidarity. one is viktor yushenko, coming to power after the orange revolution in 2004. >> the protest scores have persisted for weeks. barnaby phillips reports from kiev. foreign ministers from across europe have come to kiev. this was a scheduled meeting of the osce. it's not in relation to the political crisis specifically, but you can imagine at that meeting ukraine is bound to feature and there'll be different preaches. for example, the general j the polish and the swedish for instances have been outspoken critic much russia's policy towards ukraine. but sergei lavrov, the russian foreign minister is here, and yesterday he condemned what he called n.a.t.o. inference into the domestic matters
Dec 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
workers rights. we know how important city college is to immigrant community. and we needed to convey how important to keep city college open it's a lifeline for immigrant and what they contributed to san francisco. we're concerned about the impact of the affordable health care and there's also some day to day issues like driver's license issues and, you know, local law enforcement issues making sure that the language access is there for all our community. we've done good due diligence and really understanding the issues but most important to make you all aware of what's important in the immigrant community >> you've having had a a lot of collective issues have you done any advocacy on the national level as we continue to push for immigration. >> our chair a bill who has a national renowned voice he's been our representative here in san francisco and kathleen here background is good and her writings have been 235u6r7d featured. we've used the expertise to bring, this up to the national level nooifrt congress people and there's been 87 in sacramento. i think we've worked hard through t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
city's wealthiest districts. what we found today is a lot of people who work in this very wealthy neighborhood, as you might expect, live in a very different world. >> alan joining us from south africa. thank you very much. >>> france said it will start disarming fighters in central african republic. they're voting to send troops to the country to restore stability, today we're hearing about the arrest of a senior rebel commander. >> reporter: if we're hearing from eyewitnesses here in the city that a leader has been arrested by the french, he is a top seleka commander very close to the president here. he was viewed as someone who might take over in it came down to it. he is feared by many in the city. he was interior minister at one point. there is even speculation that he ran a secret prison in the city, and with arrests of those who were loyal to the former president. so big news, and it may potentially have an impact on french operations here at the moment. which they're carrying out, disarming people in the streets of this city basically stopping all vehicles, asking if they
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
. tomorrow morning the city manager plans to recommend at this city counsel he be the permanent chief and he'll take the job. >> you don't look like somebody packing up and leaving. >> although my stuff still packed. it's never been unpacked. >> reporter: got the job temporarily after a nationwide search turned up several candidates ultimately rejected. >> can you ever picture yourself becoming the chief? >> no, i did no. the i take great pride and it's a privilege. there have been a few ups and downs and i'm not going to kid with w you on that and things i could have done better. >> reporter: he's trying to be realistic giving the staffing problems and hopes he can help with moral and recruiting because he's not and outsider. >> i'm a native of the community. i'm a native of the city and grown up in the department and i have been here almost 28 years now. >> reporter: also wants to improve rocky relation between the city and police union. >> hopefully at some point we get some resolution on at least the wages which will be great for us in temple stability. >> with so much term oil go
Dec 8, 2013 9:30pm PST
federal policy around immigration and the opportunity for leadership outside the city on immigrant policy and to you put forward and prioritize the leadership we're actively and engaged in san francisco we've done tremendous work in the area of women's leadership and embattling domestic violence and winning the rights of labor protection for the workers and most recently, the due process law ordinance that the board of supervisors passed and guaranteeing respect for immigrant rights in the judicial and the separation of judicial enforcement at the local level. for me personally, i want to the opportunity. i wanted to continue to serve and learn and would be happy to do so if you're willing to reappoint me >> do you have any questions of ms. coal? seeing none, thank you, ms. coal. phil? >> good afternoon i have a little bit of a cold. first of all, it's a privilege to address you guys and apply for this position. i'm obviously asking you to appoint me to one of the empty seats. i'm an immigrant i think i can bring my experience. secondly for about 6 years i was a union organizer i w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:30pm EST
refused to welcome him to the city. stage add boycott known as the quiet riot, and natasha joins us live from miami beach with more on that. john, some people consider is this a very dark chapter, not only in the history of miami beach, and miami, but the entire south florida region. that's because half a dozen leaders on top of the governor snubbed him. now, you have to remember on a night like tonight, what their thoughts were more than 20 years later. we would have loved to interview them, but they refused to speak with us. we did speak with a prom minute liter. who put an end to what he calls the nonsenses. the city of miami beach gave the key to the city to a movie character called robo cop, but that year refused to give a key to the city to one of the most inspiring leaders in world history. when i became mayor, the whole thing seemed juvenile to me, that they refused to issue a proclamation, which they gave to the borner bartender they opened up the new store. >> but six area mayors and the governor denounced the leader after he thanked cuban president fidel castro, the libbu
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
whether this is consistent with the city goal of transit-first? and finally, request that you the board consider our information, as well as the significant public support for our position if we shouldn't rather be instead working together to save the no. 3 jackson and increase ridership? so let me describe our community of 60 square blocks, consisting of portions of pacific and presidio heights, transected by the no. 3 jackson. we are 1500 regular riders getting on and off the no. 3 jackson in this area. we do 4,000 round-trips per week, 650 of these round-trips are within our community. 28% of our ridership is greater than 65 years of age. we have students and staff at nine local schools. we have tourists staying at three local hotels. we feel that it is important for us to all of us to use the no. 3. the level of importance is reflected by the petition and emails that you have received recently. all of us support muni and all of us would like to continue riding the no. 3 jackson. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> anne long. wayne fung. barbara bocce. john paxton. >> good morn
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
enrollment events were the same this year as last year. we went to city hall, laguna honda, san francisco general, and unified school district and the airport. we went and took applications and answered in other departments. we went to the an heche open enrollment along with the hsf director. the abs employment specialist helped us with the management cafeteria plan to remind them to turn in their changes. on the next slide it's showing a comparison of applications we received this year versus last year and as you can see at the end of the month is when we get all the applications. the next slide is an open application processing compared to the applications we received versus what we are able to process at the end of that day and we process into 2 weeks of november. one thing i would like to note in this slide issed red asterisks. there are four 1/2 days where we are unable to process because the system is down for payroll processing. we have three of those in a biweekly basis in a month. on the next slide, it's showing you the typical inbound calls for the year and that is ver
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
- a proud city makes history for the wrong reasons. the grim news and steps to save detroit from the grim. >> biden in beijing. the vice president in china for a crucial visit. >> image is everything. this is not a photograph of morgan freeman. what it is is simply extraordinary. >> you are looking at live pictures of air force two in beijing china. vice president joe biden landed, days after the b 52 flew no disputed airspace over the south china sea, and questions about the disputed islands between japan and china. that's what the vice president is talking about in budget after leaving japan. we'll have more on that in a moment. >> we begin with this - the deadly train derailment. investigators say it was travelling at 82 miles per hour, three times the limit before the crashing, killing four, leaving dozens injured. with the speed we are learning something new about the man at the controls and what happened in the seconds before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems.
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
revive the city of detroit that the president said would never go bankrupt. he saved it. martin bashir is done, finished. he handed in his resignation letter at nbc news for the disparaging, vile comments made about governor sarah palin. bob beckel and andrea tantaros react. peter sweitzer has details on a new report here. in three and a half years leading up to the obama care website, the president and secretary sebelius never had a one on one meeting. i'm even shocked at the this. we'll find out. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their0-year lipper average t. rowe price. invest with confidence. with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> welcome to "hannity" earlier today president obama gave a very long-winded speech and addressed the topic he likes to call,
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am EST
message within the city of rome, then rather than using a piece of papyrus, you might use a wax tablet which was reusable. it was a wooden frame, and it had wax in the middle, and you would scratch your message using a stylus, and then you would send this message by messenger across the city, and the recipient would write tear answer underneath, and it would be brought back to you. and cicero refers to this. it was sort of roman texting, and it was also used as a note pad, and people looked to write using these things. they're exactly the same size and shape as a modern ipad. there's even a one-inch-wide frame around the outside. and there was also an example of roman murals where people were depicted holding what looked like, frankly, smartphones. and because they're using these very small wax tablets as notebooks, so it's one of these other unexpected connections between the way we do things today and the way the romans did it 2,000 years ago. >> host: and tom standage, you talk about the fact that the romans had their own lol. >> guest: they sure did. quite. they used abbreviations
Dec 5, 2013 6:30am PST
2015 maybe i'm wrong >> the city attorney can clarify. >> maybe we can talk to germany for a moment but i believe the proposal at the planning commission was background looking and after the planning commission meeting supervisor avalos proposed this language it was only intended to playing apply for evictions after 2013 because the particular reason department is looking at the language and reading it differently i want to make sure we get it right. >> so so that's evictions that happened after october 24th, 2013, and in 10 years. >> right. >> so evictions before october 24th wouldn't trigger it a that's good to i'm glad we'll have a good two weeks continuance to get clarification on that. and where did the october 24th date come from >> that's the planning commission recommended those edition it would create a window for landlord to rush through an evocation in the meeting time when it was flooded and next day. >> then in terms of what kinds of evocation that are covered by this. didn't i saw there may have been some changes it refers to the code section unless you have the code h
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
are terrible. he lives up nevada city. i told him what i was doing and he was consciencious. he had a stack of clippings about what the new deal had done in his area and walked around while he showed me sidewalks and parks and schools and gardens and camps that had been done. he said, i didn't notice. then he became mayor. it's exactly the kind of thing we want. this is or was the living new deal site about a couple months ago. it's much denser now. san francisco county is the best documented of all the california counties. we think that all of california will look like san francisco now. when you begin putting in the work of the civilian conservation core, you find it's everywhere. we are talking about a lot of agencies. roosevelt loved building things. he was the lord of the manor at hyde park. it shows roosevelt in his convertible. if you visit there, you could see he could drive using the upper part of his body. he's pointing to the plans of the hyde park. he was quite a passable architect. once he became president, he was able to build a lot more. even though henry loose was ge
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
right. motion been made and continue 11 to 16 city attorney are we in order all in favor, say i. >> all right. folks we're on 17 this is new business this will be the last item of the night. this is a quick up to this point to go through commissioners or directors talk about the tack a ways. who wants to start. >> well, a couple of rammed items the director's report there was a mention there the america's cup all the steps the people plan and the transportation plan how well, it worked. we've been talking about things in the future to deal with the super bowl and i want to make sure we have a postmortem to benefit future projects. also i heard discussion from the resident here l about problems they face. i think that commissioner king talked about things we can do i'd like to stretch this to see if we can't get accountability from other develops to address needs we've heard about today. future agenda items >> i think this is a great. i remember when we proposed it we want to do a road show i think this is very successful. i think that there are a number of items that i take away indefin
Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
, shannon, thank you. >>> an economic life preserver for a city would be a financial disaster for many people who gave much of their lives to that city. correspondent mike tobin reports tonight on the granting of bankruptcy protection for detroit. >> reporter: the rule, is unwelcome to detroit city employees as their pension now hangs in the balance as detroit digs itself out from $18 billion in debt. >> this is a moral issue that we're dealing with. it is wrong for you to take somebody's pension that have given their lives, that have sacrificed 30 years. >> reporter: the trouble began with the exodus that followed automotive jobs. with the smaller tax base, city leaders did not reduce the budget. under pressure from labor unions, they never reduced things like health benefits or bonuses. when the budget was in the red the borrowed. judge steven rhodes wondered out loud why this hadn't happened sooner as he made the historic ruling that detroit is eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. now pension, for more than 23,000 firefighters, police and other municipal employees are facing the poten
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
colleagues. many of us continue to look at another issues to address the changes our city is fatiguing right now. so those of you who have been put in impossible situations we'll hopefully pass to legislation out of this legislation today but the fight will continue >> thank you. okay. colleagues is there any additional - any comments or questions. so, now we've adapted 3 different amendments item 4 interest is there a motion to forward the committee report with few recommendation can we take those without objection? that will be due order >> madam clerk, call item 5. the zoning controls in the boundary of second and south van ness streets >> supervisor jane kim is the author of item 5. >> thank you there's a theme in the land use committee there's an incredibly 0 steep incline in evictions in our city. many of my colleagues are working jointly or solely on different legislation to figure out how we can stop the bleeding in many cases. in district 6 the will district i represent in the mid-market neighborhoods our office started fielding any phone calls from residents living
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
that our private partners bring to bear. it also includes something we realize in the city which is the central market economic strategy. one of those objectives is ensuring that central market is a center here in our city. all of us here are here today to celebrate a very important milestone of building up creativity in our city. to kick us off to talk about this achievement is our mayor, ed lee. >> thank you, joaquin. he works very hard and others that scour these blocks all the time working with all the residents and artist and small businesses have been wonderful. as many of you know i have worked very hard on the revitalization of market street. we have shown some success, but we've always said and i want to emphasize this, you've heard me say this before, the artist in the community led this effort to begin with. they took a lot of risk. so we've never allowed them to escape from our mind about the future of mid-market. they have always been in our sight whether they are living here, working here, we want to make sure they are staying here. yes, rents are rising because of our
Dec 5, 2013 3:30am PST
city and a muni is a safe transit agency. we're starting from a good place but there are some areas where there is work to be done. in the area of crime most types of crime are low and continue to decline on the transit system. there's a couple that are going if in the wrong direction. we're going to be talking about that today. the other piece of good news we have a mayor that's focused on public safety. in the last public budget had a great stepping up the police department. he's made a priority to forge partnership with the city family insuring we're working together to achieve our mutual goals. so we have great partners with the police department and the district attorney's office. the da wanted to be here but was unable. we're marshall our services together to make the city and muni safer. i want to acknowledge the folks in uniform. sfpd officers are working together to make that safer. without further ado i want to bring up the birthing cheerleader our mayor mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> well, thank you ed and to the entire board the mta board and the staff everyone on the staf
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Dec 8, 2013 9:30am EST
blueprint to get the motor city rolling again. with more cities on the brink, they might learn a thing or two before they go bust, too. plus -- >> there will be no more taxpayer funded bayouilouts, period. >> america is getting fed up. now the white house may be about to hand insurance companies another massive bailout because of obama care and you'll be paying for it. then, listen up, kids, don't be a maker, be a taker. a 6th grader getting schooled in liberalism and it might make parents' heads explode. >> i can't raise money, work hard, have a good work ethic, but they can beg. >> they told her to beg, but we beg to differ. cashing in, always seeking the truth, starts right now. >> hi, everyone. detroit i beaten, burned out and now bankrupt but a beam of bright light is emerging from the right. this an exclusive interview you will see only here. senator rand paul joins us from the motor city. tell us what your plan consists of. >> this is a free market plan to rescue detroit. weapon don't rescue detroit by taking money from houston or atlanta. we rescue detroit by leaving more money
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
cities. it was just below 50 degrees in the berkeley shores this afternoon. it wasn't much warmer overlooking the bay from the oakland hills. it was a clear sunny day but a chilly 51 degrees. and in hayward, temperatures stayed at 50 degrees as the christmas tree lot geared up for the season. what's the mobile weather lab registering now? our chief meteorologist paul deanno is out in the elements in castro valley. paul. >> reporter: liz, allen, it is certainly chilly. it was the coldest afternoon in the bay area on average since 5 days before valentine's day in early february. mobile weather lab in castro valley it is 46.8. it's already dropped three degrees in the past 20 minutes. when the sun goes down, temperatures drop like a rock. let's establish how warm or not we got today. san jose a high of 52. concord 51. napa 53. livermore only 51. setting the stage for a widespread freeze tonight, most of the bay area is under that freeze warning. the only exception is the city of san francisco. widespread lows in the mid-20s to the low 30s so watch out. protect plants if you can and m
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
businesses understand that, and we partner with a lot of organizations -- the city, the state of california, and now federal agencies, to be able to take advantage of a huge buying opportunity for small businesses, but one that they find very intimidating. sometimes it takes too long. it is too complicated. for real red tape of process is something less certainly exists with small businesses try to get into public contracts the work. those are two roles we play, separate from the access to credit roll. on the financing side, sba plays a role across a wide spectrum in terms of who we partner with and what kinds of loans sba is able to guarantee. we are not a direct lender or guarantee lender. we have a couple of program he says, just to give you a sense, and i will let eric talk about the microlending side, but we have a microloan program to deal with the early stage client looking for a small loan under $50,000, down to, really, $10,000. for those businesses that are not viable in any real way but have a great idea, have some abilities to show that they have a good plan and reall
Dec 2, 2013 12:00am PST
. the meeting is called to order at 2:07 p.m. our thankses goes didto city hall building management media services and sfgov tv for making this possible. members of the public silence cell phones and electronic devices. speaker cards are at the front for those wishing to speak on any agenda item. speaker cards enable a more accurate record of public comments. you can return completed speaker cards to me. additionally there is a sign in sheet at the front table for those that would like to be added to our mailing list. we will now take a roll call. commissioner adams? >> here. >> commissioner dooley? >> here. >> commissioner dwight? >> here. >> commissioner o'brien? >> here. >> commissioner ortiz-cartagena? commissioner white? >> here. >> we have a quorum. >> next item. >> item 2, general public comment: allows members of the public to comment generally on matters within the commission's purview, and suggest new agenda items for the commission's future consideration. >> any member want to make a comment to the office of commission of small business that is not on today's agenda? seei
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
produce, 8529 units in this very small part of our city and project jobs at 40,725 and while these are really great numbers, i believe in growth and density, we have to make sure that our neighborhoods have the faith that we are going to be able to provide the infrastructure that is needed to support this development and growth. otherwise, the question is should we continue to grow, if we are not able to provide that level of infrastructure and on the second issue that several of the residents brought up, including dph, thinking about our air quality, and i would be really interested in talking about avalos and mar, and their part of the bay area air quality and management district, and i would like to learn little bit more about that. i definitely hear that loud and clear, i know in my own house you know that just the windows that i open have a thick layer of black dust and the windows that i never open i never have to clean the sills and it is clearly from the congestion in the neighborhood and i know that that is real and i am glad that was brought up and i was struck in the bud
Dec 3, 2013 11:30pm PST
whatever we can to prioritize the transit or the bicycling in that part of the city, specifically as access to getting to those future stations. so looking forward to the analyses in the future and seeing that it doesn't create an absolute disaster or what have you, but really looking forward to looking at the through-put and how it's going balance out the project. >> thank you very much. thank you all. next item, miss boomer. >> mr. chairman, i don't see any member of the public. >> i don't either. >> item 15, presentation and discussion regarding sfmta's fiscal year 2012-2013 year-end financial audit. directors no members of the public have expressed an interest in addressing you on this matter. >> we also have a member who has to leave at 5:00. >> it will only take a minute. sorry, directors. cfo, we're required to come before you every year to present the audit. this is the third year we're coming in front of you. i also want to present the partner from kpmg, who is going to present after me, nancy rose. just quickly we were able to complete the audit by the 1st, the earliest we
Dec 5, 2013 7:30am PST
food resources. and and the city wide analysis. >> and for the district level. and for the analysis for the population of the groups of children and families. and the disabilities and. and you will see the data from the two districts is 66 and it is not surprising that district six gets the highest rates of food insecurity and it is a hub for services. and service provided are located. and you even have the neighborhood focus, and well as the coalition and i think that you can see from this, this is the highest number of for the homeless and one of the highest number of the housing units without kitchens. and this shows you the food program that are available and it has the highest concentration of food resource and even with all of these resources, we will know that there are gaps that the food is increases and i am going to go to another district which you might not think of as being viewed as having a high number of food insecure residents and it is district one and it is the richmond district. we have only pull odd data from just seniors, because there is a high number of seniors, a
Dec 9, 2013 5:30am PST
park in the city hall lot, even if you are commissioners, then you understand some of that. and my third point is the changing meter regs will not bring more parking. i complained during this committee about otis street there were so many disabled placards that you couldn't park. but when they changed it it was all city trucks and cars that parked there. so i don't think that that will increase parking in spite of your very nice video. there is nothing like that will increase the parking. it will make it harder for people with disabilities. i wanted you to know those things. >> thank you, miss hale. next item, then, consent calendar. >> seeing no other person who wishes to address you on this matter, moving on to the citizen consent calendar. these items are considered routine and will be acted on one vote unless a member of the board or public wishs it severed. item 10.1 j, that item is now only an establishment of a tow-away, no stopping time on mission on 16th -- on mission street on 24th. >> motion on the consent calendar? >> motion to approve. >> second. >> all those in favor,
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
plan is required to be updated every 3 years to be sure it's consist with the city's healthcare needs and that concludes our presentation. we're here and available for questions. >> thank you colleagues and as you can see from this report there's a lot of data and information here and you can see that there's information not only citywide but also neighborhood by neighborhood so why don't we turn it over to some questions supervisor mar. >> i wanted to thank all of you for the great presentation and the 3 years of work and the tremendous community engagement of supervisor campos and hillary a pretty amazing amount of effort targeted at great policy making that's equitable and in the best interest of the whole city and i want to say in looking at some of the maps not only the impacted neighborhoods that supervisor campos and others like the mission, be rna l and neighborhoods at least 2 hospitals with close access to kaiser as well but there's tremendous concern this process creates an equitable process or will help us but i want to ask about the incentive based system and how a consis
Dec 5, 2013 8:30am PST
discussion by my colleague and acquaintance, providing the meals at 19 sites in the city we are under the continued demand to increase the number of services at those sites and here in >> i want to thank them for the incredible work that the project does and it has been an honor to work with the meals on wheels and, the work that you do every day but very so much. >> we appreciate your support. >> thank you. >> food insecurity is a big problem for people in san francisco with the people living with hiv and we found in the studies that over half of the hiv infected individuals in san francisco are food insecure, in the tender loin, we found three quauters of the people that were getting the form of food assistance, the project open hand and glide and all of the other organizations are doing a phenomenal job of providing the needed aid and all of the funding and increasing the client loads, it has not been enough to take the people out of food insecurity and importantly there are costs not only to the patient's health but also to the city for failing to address this. first, not ha
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
it up. >> thanks supervisor. just one thing i wanted to say and you mentioned city build on the work force side we are exciting about city build and the role pat mulligan can play and the department of the environment and we have them here and there is capacity and infrastructure with cal and rich at the department to be really supportive so i wanted to add that component and everything is set and ready to go and we're excited about the potential moving forward with the program. >> supervisor mar. >> i did want to ask if rich can elaborate more on how this is legally defensible given the changes at the federal and new changes at the state level and how this is privately financed as well? >> sure supervisor mar. so as i mentioned and supervisor farrell also alluded to this, the statements from 2010 from the federal financing agency were statements of concern, and since those statements were released most residential pace programs including ours in san francisco basically suspended because there was some question as to what was really behind those statements. as supervisor farrell ment
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
city in central italy. at its heyday around 1300, it was one of the most civilized and prosperous places in europe. siena and other italian city-states can stand as a new beginning in our story of western art. hitherto, the old medieval world view had, put simply, divided the classes of society into the aristocracy at the top, the church, and the laboring peasantry at the bottom. in places like this, we see for the first time a new class, conscious of its own identity-- the merchants. these cities were no longer controlled by feudal lords. they were republics. here in siena, several thousand citizens were eligible for election to the governing bodies which met down there in the palazzo publica. and in the palazzo, there is a fresco painted in the 1340s which encapsulates their faith in the secular arts of government, in the moderating power of reason in human society. it's called the effects of good government. this marvous fresco, painted by ambrogio lorenzetti, was the first panoramic landscape on this scale in western art. the peasants bringing their produce from the countrysid
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm PST
the development agreement. the city has secured with mbs a vertical developer a 30 and a half million dollars federal grant. if everything is on track and on schedule for that grant hud is certainly watching and keeping track and the city and county is actively working on. and we can expend those valuable federal dollars so to that end your december 17th meeting you have for consideration the major phase approval and seem tick design and revital ization is a part and a predevelopment loan action and all of these are really critical actions august of 2014 and we can commencing on the vertical for approximately 500 units of which are complete replacement vacant parking lots by january of 2015 we do plan to have a meeting in the community on january 7th provided it works for your schedule and we've secured the facility. and that meeting would start to allow for community attendance at 4 p.m. so you will get more information from staff on that but just to mark your calendars for january 7th we'll do that in the bay view and that concludes my report thank you very much. next item. >> item
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
city becomes the largest municipality ever to enter bankruptcy. the decision clears the way for detroit to shed $18 billion in debt, but not without hurting residents, creditors and pensioners. she is in detroit, bc, what's been the reaction to this decision, a lot of people obviously impacted by this? >> yes, i can tell you that reaction for the most part has been micked. on one hand, you have these retireees who they know for the most part they were dreading this day, and they heard what they didn't want to hear. they were hearing that their pension could be reduced and on the other hand, i am hear alsoing from people who say okay, we realize we recognize and now it is confirmed that the city has a huge financial problem on its hands so maybe we can use this bankruptcy as an opportunity to start over. >> that's the big fear. our mentions may go on the chopping block, our water department may be sold off, and this is the fear. >> for me personally, and for most of the people in detroit. and there are 23,000 retirees that's a lot of people but there's oh services that effect hal
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